deke sharon pitch perfect vocals

Over 20 years of experience working with singers and groups around the world.

Pitch Slapped (2016) - Reality show on Lifetime following two high school a cappella groups, (Pitch Slapped)

Camp A Cappella - The first and largest a cappella camp in the world, hundreds of singers and groups each summer from age 13-130, all levels welcome. (Camp A Cappella)

Acappella.How - contains information about all aspects of a cappella (acappella.how)

A Cappella: the first definitive book about a cappella, written with Ben Spalding and Brody McDonald (Buy Now - See image above)

Group Coaching - Single sessions or ongoing, in person or via Skype, private or masterclass format. (email for more info)

Workshops and Seminars - Choose from a list of topics, or by request. (PDF) (email for more info)

Album Production - In an exclusive, hands-on, week long seminar: "Soup To Nuts". (Soup To Nuts Seminar)

 

Now Available - The Heart of Vocal Harmony: Emotional Expression in Group Singing

July 1, 2016 - The Heart of Vocal Harmony: Emotional Expression in Group Singing by Deke Sharon - Most choirs spend their rehearsal time focusing on notes, rhythms, and precision. They rarely, if ever, discuss a song's meaning and feeling, even though those elements are precisely what draws people to the music in the first place. Thousands of books have been written about choral technique, teaching people how to sing technically well. What sets The Heart of Vocal Harmony apart is its focus on honest unified expression and the process of delivering an emotionally compelling performance. It delves into an underdeveloped vocal topic the heart of the music and the process involved with expressing it. The Heart of Vocal Harmony is not just for a cappella groups it is also for vocal harmony groups, ensembles, and choirs at all levels, with or without instruments. In addition to the process, the book features discussions with some of the biggest luminaries in vocal harmony: composers, arrangers, directors, singers, and groups including Eric Whitacre, Pentatonix, the Manhattan Transfer, and more!  - Purchase Now!

 

 

Now Available - A Cappella Arranging by Deke Sharon and Dylan Bell

November 20, 2012 - A Cappella Arranging Deke Sharon & Dylan Bell - Designed to be the first-ever "definitive book" on the subject, A Cappella Arranging covers every conceivable facet of arranging for voices. Learn directly from the masters as they guide you though the 10 Steps to Writing an Arrangement. Discover the inside tricks and techniques used by the pros. Explore new strategies for enhancing the creative process and creative problem-solving. A Cappella Arranging is written for anyone interested in vocal music: beginning arrangers, seasoned arrangers and producers, vocal groups of any type and skill level, students of vocal music, and even music fans interested in a behind-the-scenes look at how a cappella music is made. Techniques in the book are brought alive through notated and recorded examples, including arrangements from the Nylons, Cadence, Committed, and the hit TV series The Sing-Off. A Cappella Arranging allows the reader to get "under the hood" of a great vocal chart, to see and hear firsthand how the music is made. Equal parts informative and entertaining, A Cappella Arranging is an ideal text for postsecondary institutions, and a must-have for any a cappella arranger, singer, and fan. - (Purchase Book)


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Toronto Star

The A Cappella Guru!

Dr. Janet Galvan, Director Ithaca Children's Choir

Magnetic, musical, entertaining, informed, interesting - an unbelievable treasure trove of knowledge

Colorado Vocal Jazz Society

Nothing short of wonderful; just the right mix of expertise, experience, communication skills and charisma

Daigo Music School, Italy

Il maestro di a cappella populare... {The maestro of popular a cappella}

Oakland Tribune

The maven of the a cappella movement

BroadwayBox

Deke Sharon's vocal arrangements are lit AF